Voting Now Open – 64 Races … 32 Remain … 1 Champion
LRC Race Of The Decade, First Round Recap: Kenenisa Bekele’s 2019 Berlin Win Defeats Yuki Kawauchi’s 2018 Boston Win In Controversial Fashion, Plus Des Linden Takes Down Shalane Flanagan The first round of December Madness – LetsRun.com’s 64-race battle for RACE OF THE DECADE – is in the books and the action was spectacular. The matchup between the GOAT – Kenenisa Bekele and his win in Berlin in 2019 – and the people’s champ in Yuki Kawauchi and his 2018 Boston win is a battle that track and field fans will be talking about for decades as it featured a controversial finish and was decided by a single vote. In another instant classic, Des Linden‘s 2018 Boston victory knocked off Shalane Flanagan and her 2017 NYC win.
LRC What Was The Race Of The Decade? Round Of 32 Voting Now Open Some of the 2nd round matchups are salivating. Which was a better race – Kenenisa Bekele‘s Great North Run win in 2013 or his 2:01:41 2019 Berlin Marathon shocker? What about Mo Farah and Galen Rupp going 1-2 in the Olympics versus Emma Coburn and Courtney Frerichs going 1-2 at Worlds? How does this year’s historic women’s 1,500 final at Worlds compare to the 2016 Olympics men’s 1,500 final? Or what about the 2019 world’s women’s 400 vs. the 2016 Olympic women’s 400?